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not comparing myself to winston churchill but in regard to the lyndon johnson biography we are sort of in the same boat. i have been writing about lyndon johnson so long sometimes people ask me don't you get bored? the answer is the very opposite is true. i don't think of these books as being about lyndon johnson just like a power broker was not about robert moses. just to tell the life of a famous man from the moment i first thought about doing books i thought of biographies, i thought of biographies as a way of examining the great forces that shaped the times they lived in and particularly political power. why is political power so important? we live in a democracy. we have the power of the votes we cast that ballot boxes and the more we know about political power really works not as it is taught in textbooks and high school and college but to ignore naked reality of political power the better our votes should be and the better our countries should be and lyndon johnson is the right man to examine political power. he was such a genius in the use of it, to bend washington to his wi
for denial for mr. johnson's tow car permit was it's actually two-part. it's basically the municipal code -- he has municipal code violations and it was an incomplete application. i have evidence but i will show it to you on the overhead. he applied for a new tow car application on december 14 of 2011. however, he did not submit his fingerprints as required by municipal police code section 3003(b). i called mr. johnson on his personal phone, and his current place of employment at that time, which was nelson's, as well as bay bridge, i talked to his employers, left messages for him on his phone, to submit his fingerprints to complete his application for a tow operator. after numerous requests, mr. johnson did arrive and that took until april to get him to come back in and submit his fingerprints. a criminal history check from the department of justice revealed mr. johnson had two arrests in september of 2007. and he was convicted on those in 2009. these were arrests for 23103(a) of the california vehicle code which is reckless driving and 594b1 which is vandalism. his was specifically to a
view police department, case no. 07003090, and it confirmed the arrest of johnson. i'd like to show you just a page or two of the police report, just to confirm that. if you can see here, officer revis transported and booked johnson into the main jail for 594a3b vandalism and for 23103a reckless driving. and the report is kind of long so i'll go to another page of the charges. basically mr. johnson, he was actually filmed on video, for reckless driving and he deliberately swerved side to side, causing the vehicle to roll over and he was booked into the main jail and these are his charges, 594a vandalism over 5,000. the other thing that kind of disturbs me about that is that was a 16,000 pound vehicle -- truck. let me go on. so basically mr. johnson failed to appear for numerous hearings after i called him and told him that he would have some municipal code violations. only after a letter on may 10, informing mr. johnson that he needed to appear or his application would not be processed, he did appear. i informed him at that time he was in violation of the municipal police codes. and
and politics." it's written by former new mexico governor, gary johnson. and he is also the libertarian party nominee for president in 2012. governor john said, when and why did you leave the republican party and become a libertarian? >> you know, i've probably been a libertarian my entire life. this is just kind of coming out of the closet. i don't think i am unlike most americans. i think there's a lot more americans in this country that declare themselves libertarians as opposed to voting libertarian. so the picture and trying to make right now is vote libertarian with me this one time. give me a shot at changing things. and if it does somewhere, you can always return to tyranny and i'm going to argue that so so we have right now. >> what are the seven principles of good government you read about? >> one as being reality-based. just find out what his wife, base your decision inactions i'm not. make sure everybody that knows -- that should know what you're doing, knows what you're doing, so communicate. don't hesitate to deliver bad news. there's always time to fix things. if you don't have
substantially in the coming years. miss breed, mr. everett, and miss johnson, if the city needs to generate new revenue to balance its budget, what new or increased taxes or fees should it consider? çk w miss breed, mr. everett and mr. johnson. >> london breed. i think part of what i see is a lot of waste and i also see a lot of very high salaries. i think we need to start by making sure, for example, when not going to pay for bottled water and that saved the city millions of dollars. i think we need to start looking at things, like cutting the costs on the number of vehicles we use, gas and some of the basics in order to save revenue in that capacity. we also need to look at the salaries. i know that we, as members of the board of supervisors, that is a little bit more difficult, because we get into potentially micromanaging. but in terms of fees, there are a number of ways to look at new fees, but i do think that we need to manage what we have now in a responsible way before we start to open the door to new opportunities to increasing revenue for the city. >> thank you. mr. everett. >> wh
of people who can afford it the least. >> thank you, miss johnson. >> if you look on the sheets that has all of our combined answers you will see that i'm one the few people who doesn't support a lot of new taxes. i have served on the sunshine task force and we had a lot of members of public come in front of us, looking for reasons why all of these projects were overbudget and i think there is a lot of waste there government. we just talked about the hetch hetchy matter and building was supposed to be $140 million, but it was actually $65 million over budget. the department of public works doesn't even have all of its receipts. the bond oversight committee is supposed to be have access to those receipts. they can't get them. so we ce[6ud money is not accounted for. we found waste in the arts commission, which the controllers office confirmed and the civil grand jury confirm and we also found waste in various other departments. and this board of supervisors needs people on it who will actually ask those questions. thank you. we have a couple other candidates who wanted to jump in here.
. >> president hwang: thank you. >> i'll call item 7 (7) appeal no. 12-089 henry johnson, appellant(s) versus police department, respondent. 1195 quesada street. appealing the denial on july 23, 2012, of tow car operator permit for hearing today. we will start with the appellant, mr. johnson. you have seven minutes to present your case. >> good evening to you all. i'm here today -- the decision that they made due to a fine that my first permit i should have kept, and instead of the second one. i don't want to waste too much of your time tonight, but i have a family to feed and this is what i do here in san francisco, tow cars for the last 17 years. and never had no problems here. so that's what i'd like to say. >> vice president fung: sir, i was a little confused by what is really before us in this case. you applied for a tow driver -- you submitted a tow driver application for a new company named nelson. >> no. for bay ridge. i have previously held one for numerous years, just until i branched off to get a second job with a second company. >> vice president fung: and what's the name of that
. >> bruce johnson, 9news now. >> john allen mohommed and lee boyd went into d.c. that night, killed charlotte at georgia avenue, charlotte was a 72-year- old retired carpenter. >>> fourwomen were fondled between campus and some popular offcampus housing. >> i'm in northwest d.c. cam police say four women were fondled between this stretch. between birkshire apartments and american university. >> it's scary when you know something is happening. >> i don't want it happening to any of my friends. >> reporter: american university students are on alert after hearing about the recent assaults on women. >> we like to think on college campuses, it's liberal and we are safe because we are in this close community. it kind of, it puts things things into perspective. >> each incident was either in the early morning or late evening. in each case, campus police say the suspect grabbed the woman's backside and then ran away. in one case, the suspect also grabbed the woman's chest. while some say this will force them to be more cautious, others say they are unphased by it. >> it's something t
or eliminated to help balance the city's budget. we would like to hear answers from mr. johnson, miss davis and miss olague. >> i will give you two examples of where he i would start to look. one we had with regard to the mta a major problem with work orders and waste and inefficiencies and we see other agencies basically cannibalizing muni. muni buss are being fixed with plastic bags and duct-tape. that kind of waste and inefficiency should be cut out of the system immediately. we need to look at our upper management fee schedules, including the highest paid police chief and some of the highest paid top brass at the police department. so i would start to look at our master fee schedules at the upper management levels where we can save some money. >> thank you. miss johnson? >> i agree with that, the sfmta is one of the areas where we found the department whose money was going places that nobody was looking for. that is what i'm trying to talk about. and you can throw more money at it, but a lot of people who have been there have been there a long time running our state. and this is the
, julian davis, hope johnson, andrew resignato and thea selby answered. christina olague has not answered any of the questions. the survey responses were provided to team of uc hasteings ings students and representatives of league of women voters, who drew up the questions for tonight's debate. the results of the candidate survey are used by the san francisco public press to create a non-partisan voter guide that summarizes where the candidates stand on the issue and will be available on the website soon. meanwhile hvnnjp. preview you may pick up a copy of the current issue of the san francisco public press at the table in the back of the room, which has a fold out summarizing the candidates' position. a little bit about the format of this evening's event. each question will be directed to three candidates or in some cases two. each of these candidates will have one minute to respond. following the named candidates' responses, other candidates may elect to use one of their three discretionary time cards, which they have all been provided. to speak to the question for one minute as well.
tonight on c-span2, we hear from libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson about the obstacles facing a third party candidate in the 2012 election. then live coverage from denver, colorado, for a campaign rally with republican presidential candidate mitt romney. later, president obama rallies with supporters in las vegas. >> tuesday british labour party leader ed miliband delivers remarks in manchester. we'll have live coverage from england here on c-span2 starting at 9:15 a.m. eastern. also tuesday on c-span2, a look at what happens to individual taxes if the bush era tax cuts expire. former congressional budget office director douglas holtz-eakin and other economists look at the issue. our live coverage from the urban institute here in washington, d.c. starts at noon eastern. >> every generation through our history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to their children and grandchildren and future generations. we, we were then spending their money, we are now even more, much more, spending their money, and we are leaving them a mess that will be a very difficul
. it feels really, really good. jim johnson finishes the greatest closer season in orioles history and gets his 50th save. started keeping track in saves since 1969 and is the 10th ever to get 50. help make j.j. hardy bobblehead day here one fans here never forget. >> it was a good day, and we could celebrate with the fans a little bit but, you know, we've got to move forward. >> we know we've got to take care of our business and can't worry about the other teams. if they lose, great, but we know we've got to win. >> they, however, were unable to clinch a postseason berth as of yet. the angels had a dramatic rally where the players and fans watched tv together. later in sports we'll talk about that but right now let's head outside camden yards where barry spent time with the fans. >> what a game, pete. plenty of fans here, orioles fans, very excited about the victory over the boston red sox. [no audio] >> we afollow guise. reobviously lost barry simms but first let's go to john collins because we said the rain was moving in. what's going on now? >> it's gone across the area here at tv hill.
of the page. >> the next three hours is your turn to tap with author and lecturer's even johnson, the best-selling science writer will talk about the cyberworld, popular culture and computer networking as a political tool. mr. johnson is the author of eight nonfiction books including every name, were good ideas come from an the 2012 release, future perfect. >> host: steven johnson come in your newest book, in a network age, use those term pre-progressive. what is that? >> guest: it is my attempt to come up with a term for this new political philosophy that i see emerging all around me. the book is really people who are trying to change the world in trying to ban progress, but he don't completely fit the existing models that we have between the left in the right or democrats and republicans. they believe in many ways that the way the internet was built, the way the web was built, the way things that wikipedia were built, using these collaborative. the works, where people come together from different points of view and openly collaborating, building ideas, that that mechanism is a tremendous
. >> reporter: milford johnson can call old memorial stadium his home -- literally. he lives a long fly ball away from where the stadium stood. as a kid, he was a vendor there. >> i couldn't sell beer because i w old enough. i made enough selling peanuts, popcorn, sodas. you could smell a pizza a mill away. >> reporter: everyone remembers brooks and frank. mr. johnson goes all the way back. >> willie miranda. billy gardner. the guy that played right field was bob newman. >> reporter: he new buck showalter was the man. >> i like the way buck showalter handles the well team. he reminds me of earl weaver. i did look for him to turn the team around but i didn't know this would be this soon. in two years he turned the team around. >> reporter: for mr. johnson, orioles spirit is alive and well and enduring. >> wherever you go. i don't care if you go downtown or the county or anywhere this. really has pulled the city together. a lot has changed but the orioles will be the team. they're still the team. they're going to always be a team. baltimore will always have the orioles here. >> reporter: tim r
today, baltimore is in tampa and orioles are heading to the playoffs. sherrie johnson is live with the story and sherrie, there is a lot of excitement in the air. >> reporter: yes, fans are very excited about the o's and rooting for them and they are in tampa today, tuesday and wednesday taking on the rays and you know it's going to be pretty tough games there but it was a little trekkie getting to tampa. team officials saw smoke in the kitchen area of the chartered plane. the pilot decided to land the plane in jacksonville. and thank goodness everyone was safe. now it's been 15 years since the on the's-- o's have been to the playoff and they have 23 more wins than last year and orioleswon all three against the red sox and the last home stand of the regular season camden yards was full of oranges over 41,000 fans turned out for a sunday game in late september. and a home game against the yankees is a possibility for thursday. everybody is rooting on the o's. reporting live in towson sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> 6:31 and you can't get through airport security with a pocketkn
half of the 20th century, sudden, inc. lyndon johnson's life, watching hip exercise power is a way to see what a president can really do. >> chris: robert carroll spent almost half his life telling the story of lbj but he says he's not a biographer, he's a student of power, how you get it and what you do with it. and, johnson, he says, was a genius at both. >> chris: how long did you think it was going to take? >> i... ten years. >> chris: and now, we're, what 36 years into this. >> something like that. >> chris: the breadth and depth of the work is stunning, since 1976 he has written four books, 3400 pages, winning almost every award there is starting with the pulitzer and he's not yet to johnson and vietnam. why has it taken so long? when we he look at how johnson was first elected to the senate in 1948, by 87 votes, he ended up writing a book about it. >> nobody has ever looked at a stolen election from beginning to end. and say, this is where the stolen election is... >> chris: and the latest, "passage of power" tells how johnson succeeded john kennedy and saved his agenda. >>
the opportunity to watch up close one of the most arresting trial lawyers of his generation. hiram johnson, of whom i'm speaking, was a young lawyer in san francisco who was could upon to take over a corruption case against the city's mayor and some co-conspirators in a bribery scandal. he took over the case, he was second chair of the case at the outset but took over the first chair when the lead prosecutor was shot in the head in court by a dismissed juror. law students, take note. [laughter] it -- johnson made his name in that case and went on to serve as governor of california and to spearhead a singular political movement in the state's history which was the rise of the california progressives. the progressives were, by today's definitions, a bit of a hybrid, and they are sometimes also misunderstood. they were importantly not populist. it was not a pop list movement per se. they were largely middle class men, many were -- many ran small businesses. their principal target of their reform efforts was the southern pacific whose political influence they deplored and which kept them -- wh
coverage continues. we're expecting to have gary johnson, libertarian candidate, coming up, giving his perspective, and perhaps if you're looking for a nonneutral perspective, you go down the center which would be gary johnson. interesting to hear what he has to say, and peter barns himself tracking the various spins on the situation. we'll get back to neil and the situation in denver shortly. for now, we'll take a short break -- actually, do we have gary johnson? i believe we do. yes, we do have gary johnson. gary, can you hear me? david asman from new york. gary johnson, can you hear me? david asman here. >> i can, david. david: thank you for being here. we suggested that you might have somewhat of a neutral perspective on what happened tonight. obviously, democrats saying the president held his own, republicans saying he was a slam dunk for romney. what say you? >> much to do about nothing. i mean, the country is in deep doo-doo. we all have to take on mutual sacrifice if we're going to save ourselves from a mop -- monetary collapse. the two are arguing over lowering corporate tax r
? and then, penny for his thoughts, details of an exclusive interview with jc penney's ceo, ron johnson. how long before his grand turn around plan shows results? and a bit of a turn around for the markets. are we -- we are down as we come on the air. sue herera, by 60 points? >> that's right, ty, a modest decline. yesterday when we started here, we were up triple digits, today, both the dow and the s & p lower, profit taking perhaps or something more. let's get the trading action here with bob pisani joins me from the floor. i would say it is a little profit taking. we still have a a lot of data points we still have the employment report out on friday and we'd big triple digit advance in the dow. >> very frustrating to say we are still moving on europe. happenness every day makes people crazy, look at the dow jones industrial average, waiting for spain to ask for a bailout request. it is that simple. 11:15, 11:30, the prime minister of spain came caught and said you listen, we are not going to make any requests imminently, we don't know what the word imminent means. don't know if it's going
political power works in america in the last half of the 20th century study lyndon johnson's life. it is a way to see what a president can really do. >> chris: robert carol spent almost half his life telling the story of lbj. he says he is a not a biographer. he is a student of power, how you get it and what you do with it and johnson he says was a genius at both. >> chris: how long did you think it was going to take you? >> i thought about ten years. >> chris: and now we are, what, 36 years into this? >> something like that. >> chris: the breadth and depth of the work is stunning. since 1976, caro has written four books, 3400 pages, winning almost every award there is starting with the pulitzer and not yet to johnson and vietnam. why has it taken so long? when caro looked at how johnson was first elec elected so the e in 1948 by 40 votes he wrote a book about it. >> nobody has ever looked and said this is what a stolen election it. >> chris: and the late evangelicals tells how johnson succeeded john kennedy and saved his agenda. >> he takes legislation that wasn't going to pass c
of confusing. >> thank you. >> the next question is for miss breed, mr. davis and miss johnson. a recent civil grand jury report called the san francisco ethics commission essentially a sleeping watchdog. at the request of supervisor campos the city requested a comparison of ethics in san îg:]Ñand los angele identifying ways our ethic laws could be strengthened. as supervisors, what if anything would you propose to strength the city's ethics laws. i will start with mr. davis. >> strong ethic laws are essential. what is happening with our sunshine task force and hope davis can speak to this since she recently served on the task force. these need to be strengthened and one problem we have is around enforcement. i would like to see more of the ethical violations of larger committees, some of which are operating, for instance, in some shady areas of law. one was the run he ed run, the committee for mayor ed lee last year and the campaigns that aren't swaying the politics of city, the way the run ed run campaign did. so i think that is one the issues and improving our good government
. >> the next question is for miss breed, miss johnson and mr. resignato. >> a couple of years ago then mayor gavin newsom vetoed a bill to distribute alcoholic beverages. it would be used for costs for alcohol consumption. in this year's election the city of richmond will vote on a tax for penny on sugary beverages.eqc to encourage healthier behavior and recover the cost of providing medical services to people who become sick from alcoholic abuse or unhealthy diets? >> no. >> london breed, no. [ laughter ] >> you are up first, right? >> miss johnson? >> i agree with london breed, no. i will say that the health care costs associated with alcohol and sugary drinks is what is the problem and we need to address the health care and insurance issues. i happen to be new york when mayor bloomberg announced he was going to restrict the amount of sugary drinks people can buy. people were very upset by that. i wonder how upset they would be if they knew they were collecting money because in new york they are not actually collecting money. because a lot of people who have these problems don't have
in december, 1964 after president johnson found the civil rights act dr. king had a meeting when he returned from europe and told him we needed a voting rights act and president lyndon johnson told dr. king to get a vote passed i just signed the civil rights act. dr. martin luther king, jr. can back to atlanta and met with a group of us have is that we will write that act. my organization sncc was already involved in selma, the heart of the black belt. the only time a person could even attempt to register to vote was fired and first monday of each month. you have to vote a set of steps through a set of double doors and get a copy of the so-called, and very few people were able to pass that test. today's lead in february, 1963, 1965, there was a protest in marion alabama 30 miles from selma. marion alabama is the home town of margin of the king jr. and incident occurred. a young man by the name of jimmy jackson tried to protect his mother who was shot by a state trooper and a few days later he died in a hospital and because what happened to him we decided to march from selma to montgomery sun
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